Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced to increase the number of police awards from 200 every year to 950 while he also doubled the ex-gratia payment to martyred policemen family to Rs 50 lakhs.
Yogi during a function on the occasion of Police Smriti Diwas here on Saturday said that the ex-gratia payment for the martyr family have been doubled to Rs 40 lakhs from Rs 20 lakh while compensation to their parents have been increased to Rs 10 lakhs from Rs 5 lakh. Besides he said 400 youths, who were dependents of the martyr have been given government jobs.
The CM announced that the police commendation disc award which was just 200 in a year for the meritorious security personnel have been increased to 950 a year. “475 police personal would get rewards during Republic Day and Independence day respectively,” he said with announcing that 500 would be silver commendation disc, 300 gold commendation disc and 150 Platinum commendation disc. “Policemen dedicate their lives for the security of the people and we pay our condolences who lost their life,” said Yogi while attending the ‘Police Smriti Diwas ‘programmee here at Reserve Police lines ground on Saturday. “Our government will always stand for the families of the martyr and will provide all possible assistance to them,” CM said.
Chief Minister claimed that soon after BJP formed the government “it started seriously working on making the state crime-free and corruption-free”. “Law and order situation has to be improved further. A lot of work has to be done in this direction,” he added. He also said that adequate security arrangements were
ensured during various festivals such as Eid-ul-Fitr, Bakri Eid, Muharram, Durga Puja, Dusshera and Shrawan Shivratri etc “For the safety of women and to empower them, Anti-Romeo Squads were formed and campaigns were carried out,” he said. The chief minister also said that instructions have been issued by the state government to police officials to ensure that they undertake 60-minute foot patrolling daily.
Yogi also handed over citation to some of the family members of the martyred policemen during the function. The CM also hiked the Paushtik Aahar Bhatta
(nutritious meal allowance) of the policemen in the state too. “Police officials who were getting Rs 600 would now get Rs 800 per month, who were getting Rs 900 would get Rs 1200 per month, who were getting Rs 1050 per month would get Rs 1500 and who were getting Rs 950 would get Rs 1350 per month,” the CM added. He also announced that 11000 policemen got promotion in the six month regime of the BJP government while 47,000 policemen would be recruited soon. In Dial 100 too, 4493 appointments would be made to strengthen the patrolling system in the state.
Yogi appreciating the police Department for their efforts in controlling crime said that during the past over seven months tenure 543 encounters took place in which 22 rewarded criminals were killed while 130 were injured. A total of 1403 criminals were arrested including 1080 rewarded ones. He also said that during these encounters 127 policemen were injured but they managed to arrest around 19 suspected terrorists.